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Comic Connections: New Captain Scarlet, Thunderbirds figures on way from BIG Chief Studios

BIG Chief Studios Captain Scarlet art in progress work by Lee Sullivan

Coming soon from replica figure makers BIG Chief Studios is a range of high-end collectables based on the classic series Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and other series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson… and the box art they’ve created has several comic connections worth mentioning, not least that it’s the work of Doctor Who and Thunderbirds artist Lee Sullivan. Based in the ... Read More »

Artist Chris Achilleos asks fans help to trace missing Cybermen art

Can anyone find out where this Doctor Who original painting is!? Artist Chris Achilleos, who drew this Tenth Planet art for the Doctor Who WH Allen/ Target Books range back in the 1970s, is trying to track it down. Chris is a Greek Cypriot born British illustrator, painter and movie conceptual artist. Over the past 40 years, he has created some ... Read More »

Explore the SF and Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones

The Sci-Fi & Fantasy art of Patrick J. Jones - Promotional Art

Back in 2009, I edited SciFi Art Now, a compendium of great art with a foreword from one of my favourite all-time SF artists Chris Foss. One of the artists who responded to my international appeal for art to be considered for the book was the award-winning creator Patrick J. Jones, a huge talent who recently saw the publication of his latest ... Read More »

Mystery art has Frank Hampson fans a-flutter – but the actual artist remains a mystery

This mystery art got some fans of Frank Hampson excited - but it isn't his, says his son

Browsing the Book Palace website last night, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf came across this painting, attributed to Dan Dare creator Frank Hampson. “… This is gorgeous painting, probably used for a magazine illustration or advertisement in the late 1950s,” notes the site,”depicting a scene at a British port as travellers disembark from their cruise and have to face the close ... Read More »

Coming Soon: Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion 

Dazzle Ships and the Art of Confusion - Art

If you’re a fan of Commando comics, then you may want to check out Dazzle Ships: World War One and the Art of Confusion, out later this year. Yes, it’s nonfiction – but there is a comics connection. Written by Chris Barton this dazzling picture book explores art, desperation, and one man’s incredible idea for saving ships from German torpedoes in ... Read More »

London’s House of Illustration lands “Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan” Exhibition

A Hiromasa Ogura watercolour painting for the Ghost in the Shell anime

London’s House of Illustration is to host Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan, the first UK exhibition of illustrations for classic SF anime films, including the recently re-released Ghost in the Shell anime later this year. Shown in Berlin last year, this is the UK’s first ever exhibition of handmade background illustrations for classic sci-fi anime films focuses on a selection of superb renderings ... Read More »

Panel Borders: Collecting Souls and Brighton Rock

Hannah Berry, Joe Decie and graphic designer George Hardie

Panel Borders, the monthly show about comics and graphic novels is back this week, celebrating the output of three artists associated with the City of Brighton and Hove. Alex Fitch talks to graphic novelists Hannah Berry, Joe Decie (whose graphic novel, Collecting Sticks, debuts this month) and graphic designer George Hardie about their work. Coinciding with a career retrospective at University ... Read More »

“Foyles x ELCAF” launched to create new Creative Spaces for Art and Comics across the UK

ELCAF 2017 Banner

ELCAF 2017 has announced a brand new partnership with Foyles to support, celebrate and create new spaces for creativity across the UK. Foyles x ELCAF is a new collaboration, which sees the UK’s largest independent bookshop teaming up with the East London Comics & Arts Festival to celebrate some of the best creative talent in the UK. This year, Foyles will open ... Read More »

Official BBC Doctor Who iStickers Featuring Graeme Neil Reid Artwork

Doctor Who Sticker Pack by Graeme Neil Reid SNIP

The official BBC Doctor Who Sticker App for iMessage has just been updated with a second batch of 30 high quality original stickers of the Doctor, TARDIS, Daleks, Ood, the Master, Ice Warriors, Davros and others. As with the first batch of 30 stickers, which included Cybermen, Weeping Angels, Zygons, the Master, Missy, and K9, these all feature watercolour artwork by ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Spotlight: Bambi Wendt’s field guide to dragons

The field guide to: Dragons, Wyrms, and Serpents of the World by Bambi Wendt - Art Sample

Currently smashing its fairly modest Kickstarter funding goal of $2500 out of the park, Bambi Wendt‘s proposed The field guide to: Dragons, Wyrms, and Serpents of the World is a gem deserving attention. The project is being promoted as a 50-plus page book, richly illustrated, with over 25 full watercolour paintings created “in the wild without digital programs”. It’s clearly ... Read More »

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